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By the end of the past spring, my K-Tel obsession had lost a good deal of its momentum. I’d already picked up the most obvious and essential compilations and my interest had started to drift toward cowpunk and Paisley Underground obscurities that went overlooked during my Nineties vinyl collecting days. The few K-Tel releases I […]

I’m going to go out of sequence with this week’s entry, which is fitting because it was both my most recent record purchase and the second K-Tel comp I bought with my own money. The album is Hit Mix, released in 1984 and originally purchased by yours truly from a cassette bargain bin at Bradlees […]

Even as I dug through a disorganized assortment of crates in search of my copy of Rock 80, another auditory artifact from a bygone era was making its way from someone’s damp basement to my front porch. The album was Right On, a 1976 release that represents the apotheosis of K-Tel’s midlist compilations during the […]

Even if The Rock Album hadn’t whetted my appetite for K-Tel compilation albums, I still would’ve sought out a copy of Chart Action ’83 for strictly sentimental reasons. The collection dates back to a significant moment in my life, one that was further shaped by a cluster of serendipitous events. I was eleven years old […]

Den’s the breaks

December 15th, 2016

you guys mock, side effects but the kids love the Dengar pic.twitter.com/F6zxXnIpBN — Andrew Otis Wassail (@ThatWeissGuy) December 15, read 2016 Some pals of mine had a grand ol’ time mocking the Saddest Bounty Hunter of All the other day. Though I missed the original festivities, I was able to get a few late kicks […]

Ever since I set up my new turntable, visit I’ve been spending a lot of time sifting through the various crates of records in the attic. Deciding what to pull has been an easy yet difficult task, unhealthy with the primary criteria being: 1. Can I listen to this the whole way through? 2. Do […]

Nobody’s Favorites: Byrned out

September 13th, 2016

In the realm of comics fandom, order you either die happy in your nostalgia or live long enough to have to explain the virtues of something you cherish to folks too young to remember the hoopla firsthand. You begin with “Well, you have to understand that…” pausing only to hike up your old man pants […]

Last night, viagra sale I got caught up in a Twitter discussion about the flood of largely forgotten sci-fi and fantasy shows which came and went on network TV during the late Seventies and early Eighties. It devolved, as these conversations tend to do, into an extended back-and-forth of hey-do-you-remembers annotated with the appropriate YouTube […]

Even as my fifth-grade classmates rushed to put childish things behind them, valeologist 1983 saw me still enthralled by the plastic treasures of the toy aisle. It’s something I’d hold onto up until my final year of junior high, for a cluster of related reasons. One, I was a shy and awkward nerd who wasn’t […]

Mall wall fall

May 11th, 2016

Like many people, women’s health I’d always assumed that mall record store prices were based on a randomized process dictated by arcane franchise agreements and the need to pay a monthly lease. Little did I know that the process was actually handled by some of them new-fangled com-pew-tors, running some variant of this sophisticated string […]

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